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Re: Sharing files between projects with symbolic links

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Sharing files between projects with symbolic links
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 20:02:55 -0800

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>I setup a CVS server (version 1.10.6) a while back, and I now have the need
>to share some files between projects.
>The files are test data that does not change between projects, so I do not
>want to duplicate it in the repository.
>Previously, I used VSS' sharing mechanism to accomplish this. Although it
>doesn't seem to be documented much
>anywhere, from my searches on the web, I have found references to symbolic
>links being supported in CVS version
>version 1.10 and above. I ran some small experiments with symbolic links,
>and they seem to share the files like I want.
>However, I'm wondering if anyone on this list has more experience in this
>area and can point out any pitfalls with using
>them. Also, if using symbolic links is too "dangerous," is there a better
>and reasonably easy way to accomplish file
>sharing in CVS.

If you can partition the test data from the rest of the source code, it's
better to use the modules database for this type of sharing.

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